ERIC Number: ED417644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Apr-4
Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Individual and Organizational Mission Values Congruence: Investigating the Relationships.
Niehoff, Robert L.
A survey of about 500 employees at a Catholic, Jesuit university found significant, but small, correlations between job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and mission value congruence. The job satisfaction composite score was significantly related to the demographic factors related to job function, seniority, and position. Organizational commitment was associated with those variables that tend to increase attachment (i.e., age, religious affiliation, and length of employment). The mission value congruence composite measure was significantly related to 5 of the 7 demographic variables and 16 combinations of these variables. The three most significant variables were: job classification, marital status, and religious affiliation. Gender, job classification, and religious affiliation were significantly related to the mission value congruence measure in combination with all of the other demographic variables: age, academic degree, marital status, and years of employment. High school and masters degree employees had higher levels of mission value congruence than those with doctoral degrees. Female employees had higher levels of mission value congruence than did males. The over 60 age group demonstrated the highest mission value rank means. Administrative employees in the 51-60 age group had the highest mission value congruence. Faculty had the lowest levels of mission value congruence. When the combination of religious affiliation and job classification was tested, "Roman Catholic" faculty and staff had higher levels of mission value congruence than the comparable "none of these" religious affiliation groups. "Christian" religious affiliation administrative employees reported higher composite scores than "Christian" faculty. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Faculty College Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Climate, Surveys, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Catholic Educational Association (94th, Minneapolis, MN, April 1-4, 1997).